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Olympic Torch Arrives in Turin


The Olympic torch relay has reached Turin in northern Italy, where the 20th Olympic Winter Games open Friday.

The Olympic flame was carried by more than 10,000 torchbearers in a 64-day journey that covered 11,300 kilometers. The flame was lit at Olympia in Greece two months ago.

Shortly before midday local time Thursday, the torch entered Turin through the Piazza Massaua. It was received by the City Police Band before being carried to the city center.

Turin-born Livio Berruti, the 200-meter gold medalist at the 1960 Olympics, will light the cauldron in Piazza Palazzo di Citta. But the identity of person who will light the Olympic cauldron on Friday remains a tightly guarded secret. The games end February 26.

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